Carlos asked: I have an electrical scooter, with pedals. It is a 500 watts motor, max. speed 25mph. Do I need a driver’s locense to operate it?
The only vehicle that is not entirely human powered that does not require a drivers license or registration is an eBike defined as a bicycle in the statutes.
s. 316.003 – Definitions
(2) Bicycle – Every vehicle propelled solely by human power, and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level ground upon which a person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels.
It appears your vehicle does not meet that definition since the max speed is greater than 20 mph, and is likely a moped which does require a driver’s license and registration, but not a title. For more on mopeds, see this post.
I recommend that you review the information in this post and make your own determination about the category of your vehicle.
It may be that you could put some type of speed limiter to reduce the maximum speed and maybe then meet the “bicycle” definition above. I don’t know if that is legal. Can any of our readers assist with that?
If you are in doubt, you should contact the DMV or your local police about the requirements for your vehicle.